2017-10-07 – letter from parent of Ebetsu exchange student.
Dear GESCA President Ron Ture,
My name is Makiko Numata. This is my first time to write to you. I am very happy that you came to Ebetsu City.
My daughter Noa visited Gresham City as an exchange student in January 2015. I still appreciate for very kindness and hospitality the Staff members and host family (Fitzgeralds) gave to my daughter.
I also visited Gresham City when the Japanese garden open ceremony held in August 2015 was held. I was much pleased with your warm-hearted hospitality in Gresham City. Gresham City is a very wonderful city and I realized that the children of Ebetsu City who had a home stay there experienced a good experience. Through this exchange program, I think that children feel about the importance of regional development as well as international sense.
Our family accepted children Gresham City in 2014. What I noticed at this time was that this exchange program was exactly to nurture children in Gresham and Ebetsu. This exchange program is a really good program and I thank you as a parent. Please take care of yourself.